Woman born without arms becomes pilot and inspires many

When Jessica Cox was born 32 years ago, her parents and the entire medical staff were shocked by a disability that they failed to see on the ultrasounds. Cox didn’t have any hands or arms. As she was delivered via C-section, a silence fell over the room. No one had ever noticed the missing limbs until the day of her birth.

“Unfortunately I think it was a little bit discouraging, especially with the doctor who was there who didn’t provide much support,” said Cox. “Mom was told I could get prosthetic arms and that inspired her to know that I could have a normal life.”

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Media distorts poll findings on Americans’ views on Planned Parenthood

An Ipsos poll conducted for Reuters from August 13-18, 2015, found that the American public is strongly reacting against Planned Parenthood after viewing the investigative videos from the Center for Medical Progress. But you’d never know that, thanks to the way the media is distorting the findings.

Instead of talking about the important numbers – the reactions of those who have seen the incriminating videos – the media highlights public support for free cancer screenings, and suggests over and over again that Republicans tread lightly in regards to Planned Parenthood – all while 44% of those who had seen the videos said their views towards PP were more negative as a result and 31% said seeing the videos made them even more opposed to abortion.

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Marco Rubio fires back at Clinton on “terrorist” comments, calling out her own extremism

hillary-clinton-planned-parenthoodSpeaking to an Ohio audience on Thursday, Hillary Clinton drew parallels between pro-lifers and terrorists:

Now, extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States….

In a Thursday interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt, presidential candidate Marco Rubio fired back, first responding to Clinton’s comments comparing him (along with fellow contenders Jeb Bush and John Kasich) to terrorists…

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Colorado refuses to investigate Planned Parenthood; Legislators take action

The state of Colorado will not be investigating Planned Parenthood over allegations it is selling fetal organs for profit and breaking several federal laws in the process.

State Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, a Republican, deferred to the Public Health and Environment Department, citing a state law giving them jurisdiction. And health spokesman Mark Salley deferred to the federal government, citing “the ongoing congressional investigation” in their decision not to launch a state-level inquiry.

On Wednesday, after the announcement of no investigation, thirty state GOP lawmakers took action, sending a letter to the health department demanding it investigate.

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VIDEO: New Orleans residents respond to Planned Parenthood videos

On August 6, Louisiana Right to Life published a video featuring man-on-the-street interviews with several members of the public in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Interviewer Mia Bordlee asked people on the street, “There have been several videos… showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing selling fetal body parts. Have you seen these videos?” And later, “How much money do you think, each year, the federal government gives to Planned Parenthood?”

The responses to those who watch clips of the videos, shown by the interviewer, are a must-see. While Louisiana is largely a pro-life state, several respondents had not seen the videos from The Center for Medical Progress:

Ohio bill advances Down syndrome rights

The prenatal testing landscape has changed profoundly since Roe vs Wade, it is time the law is changed too. It’s time to advance the rights of those with Down syndrome, to advocate for them, and to hear their voice about their freedom.

Saving Down syndrome welcomes and supports a proposed disability rights law in Ohio addressing prenatal prejudice against our community. House Bill 135 (HB135) would prohibit abortions due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome.

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Washington Times: Planned Parenthood admits it manipulates rules on fetal organ sales to maximize profit

Planned Parenthood has been claiming innocence in the controversy over the organization’s illegal sales of fetal organs, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. But unfortunately for them, Cecile Richards slipped up in an 11-page letter she wrote to Congress. While she meant to further defend Planned Parenthood, she instead made a massive mistake – and the Washington Times has taken her to task for it.

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Life of the week: Catherine Adair, former Planned Parenthood worker

Catherine Adair grew up in a liberal Catholic home where they were raised to believe that abortion was a woman’s right. Her mother was a member of their local National Organization for Women group.

So when Adair became pregnant at 19, it wasn’t much of a surprise that her mother scheduled an abortion for her. Adair, however, had this notion that she and her boyfriend would live in her parents’ basement and raise the baby together while working and attending college. But by the time she saw the doctor she was 11 weeks along and was told that she was running out of time for the abortion. Adair felt at that point that she had no choice but to go through with it.

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